CS Lewis said something in The Abolition of Man that has never left me. Only a man that has had a brush with God would be able to say it with conviction. “To exist is human but to know that you exist is divine.” It is a simple yet profound statement and something we can … Continue reading

Enduring vs Enjoying

All things are meant to be either endured or enjoyed. They are opposite sides of the same mountain. The dark hard path of endurance is hidden from any good light and an endless number of obstacles. Enjoyment is the sunny side of the mountain in a green cloak and pierced with peaceful streams. It is … Continue reading Enduring vs Enjoying

“You’ve lost weight.”

"You've Lost Weight." Have you ever heard this? It's kind of a bold thing for someone to say because it involves an observation about your body. Whether you were trying to lose weight or not, someone noticed your figure being more slender than it was before. Losing weight can be a good thing and a … Continue reading “You’ve lost weight.”

You must enter as a child.

“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” - Jesus, Matthew 10:15 Heaven is inhabited and the earth inherited by 10-year-olds. They are not all physically 10 but have shook hands and embraced their former 10 year old selves. It’s what is … Continue reading You must enter as a child.

“I’m going to buy your breakfast.”

live in Raymore Missouri and we have a little restaurant here called Missouri Mud. I’ve lived here the last six years I can count on one hand the times I’ve been here because I was going for the wrong reason. I’m a coffee nerd and their coffee is always there but not the way I … Continue reading “I’m going to buy your breakfast.”

Dinner Time Thoughts, Discussion Guide Included: The Full Length Album

While the internet has solved quite a few of the world’s problems, it is not sinless. It has been the greatest human achievement in making knowledge accessible, but has also been another game of Chutes and Ladders. A good thing can unintentionally kill off other necessary thing. Using it has killed off a few things … Continue reading Dinner Time Thoughts, Discussion Guide Included: The Full Length Album

This Old and Wonderful Couch

This couch... **dramatic pause** This vintage couch. Could've been THE family couch any of us had that disappeared when you went to college, that is, if you grew up in the 80's, like myself. All those TGIF and Little Caesar's pizza Friday nights, the Sunday afternoon naps during a boring golf match your dad and … Continue reading This Old and Wonderful Couch

Devoted Devotional Thoughts on Psalm 101:1-3

Psalm 101:1-3, NIV - "I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life – when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. I will not look with approval on anything … Continue reading Devoted Devotional Thoughts on Psalm 101:1-3